They just had a shakeup over at CNN’s morning lineup. I guess the folks over there didn’t like where they were going in the ratings with the lineup that they had, so they got rid of one of their morning anchors on a show called New Day.
The unfortunate victim of the ratings axe was a lady named Kate Bolduan. (Ever heard of her? Me neither.) Anyway, maybe the person CNN should have shown the door was their star, Chris Cuomo. There is a lot of pressure on Chris to deliver now, but unfortunately he is not off to such a great start.
“..the multiple hostage situations were unfolding in France just before 12 noon ET hour earlier today, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo were on the ground in Paris, giving viewers live updates with the relatively little concrete information they had to dispense. Cuomo was talking about one of the suspects holding hostages in the Paris kosher supermarket and referred to him as an “African-American man.”
“Not American,” Cooper quickly jumped in. “The man of African descent.”
“Right, African descent,” Cuomo replied. “Thank you, sorry. Anderson.” [Source]
Lord have mercy! The Negro in America just can’t catch a break. They get blamed for everything.
It’s not Ferguson, Chris; it’s Paris.
Finally, all the horrific terrorist attacks taking place over in France have got Americans feeling a bit jittery these days, And, sadly, there have been new fears and concerns raised about our safety here in the “land of the free”.
So given all of that, you would think that congress would have no problem giving money to the agency that is charged with protecting us.
Well, not so fast. Apparently it’s more important to our friends in the GOP to keep the Mexicans out of our country than to keep those of us who are already here alive.
“The shocking terror attack in Paris on Wednesday left Washington Republicans tap dancing over their plan to threaten Homeland Security Department funding to force President Obama to walk back his executive action halting deportations.
With a bill funding the department to expire Feb. 27, Republicans want to put a provision blocking Obama’s immigration action into a DHS spending measure set for release Friday.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also insisted that Republicans have no intention of risking a Homeland Security shutdown.
Some prominent Republicans, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), are urging their leaders to take a strong stance on DHS funding, despite the Paris attack.
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), chairman of the House Homeland Security counterrorism and intelligence subcommittee, said any effort to go after Obama’s executive order should be “precisely targeted” to avoid the chance of shutting down important agency programs.”
This, my friends, is what we call a political pickle. It should be interesting to see how all the players involved handle this one.